So after deciding to delve into the depths of building a gaming PC a few months back, I have done a fair bit of research and reading to create the best bang-for-buck build that I can get. My budget is $900 and the build I have come up with is this:
I have entered a few prices manually as they were cheaper at my local store, but not on PartPicker. Thoughts? I want to get the best value for my dollar, so are there any things on here that you would change? I'd prefer not to go over the $900, but if a little more would boost performance by a lot then please let me know.
Also, as the rig is meant to be for running games at ultra at reasonable framerates on a 60Hz monitor, will a 7870 be enough? I've read conflicting reviews on this card. Also, if I were to crossfire in a year or so, would the driver issues be resolved? Or, with the advent of "new" GPU's, will AMD just ignore these issues and focus on new drivers/software/harware?
On the other hand, would it be feasible to go with an OC GTX 660 and then SLI down the track? (I understand I'd also have to change the mobo). I have seen a 660's going for around 220-ish, so the same price as the 7870. Does it deliver the same performance, and was my idea per described above viable? Or stupid?As you can see, I sorta like the idea of a multi-GPU setup.
*Quick thought, would the FX-6300 bottleneck multi-GPU's? (If that makes sense)*